al-Juzʼ al-thālith wa-al-arbaʻūn min Sharḥ Kitāb Sībawayh / taʼlīf al-Qāḍī Abī al-Saʻīd al-Ḥasan ibn ʻAbd Allāh al-Sīrāfī : manuscript, [ca. 979]
Sharḥ Kitāb Sībawayh
Sharḥ al-Kitāb. Selections
Sīrāfī, al-Ḥasan ibn ʻAbd Allāh, approximately 893-approximately 979, creator
Madāyinī, al-Ḥasan ibn ʻAlī.
Tamīmī, Muḥammad ibn Jaʻfar.
ʻAlī ibn al-Ḥasan ibn Abī Ḥanīfah.
Ḥasanī Dāʻī al-Islāmī, Muḥammad ʻAlī, former owner.
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354 leaves, bound ; 27 cm.


Sībawayh, ʻAmr ibn ʻUthmān , active 8th century ;  Arabic language -- Grammar -- Early works to 1800

Written in one column, 18 lines per pages, in black ink.

The ms is incomplete and contain the following sections (ajzāʼ): section 43 (f. 1r), 58 (f. 32r), 70 (f. 60r), 67 (f. 69r), 68 (f. 119r), 76 (f. 231r), 77 (f. 261r), 80 (f. 319r). There are also parts from other sections, which lack title pages. Leaves may be out of order.

Bound in light brown leather. Bound in India probably in late 19th or early 20th century.

The ms is not dated but copied in the life time of the author, towards the end of it, and most probably in Baghdad. The book was read to the author and signed by him.

Note in the hand of the author on f. 1r and on first folios of each juzʼ of the book: "qaraʼahu ʻalayya ilá ākhirihi Abū Muḥammad al-Ḥasan ibn ʻAlī al-Madāyinī; wa-katabahu al-Ḥasan ibn ʻAbd Allāh al-Sīrāfī."

With this is bound a fragment of the section on letter bāʼ (colophon title: Kitāb al-bāʼ) of a dictionary (ff. 356-365). The author of the dictionary is identified as Abū ʻAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Jaʻfar al-Tamīmī al-Naḥwī in the colophon (f. 365v). The fragment is completed in the hand of the ʻAlī ibn al-Ḥasan ibn Abī Ḥanīfah on 4 Rajab 368 AH [February 3, 979 AD]. The manuscript was collated with the original one written in the hand of the author.

Iran Jewett manuscript no. 1.

MS Arab 438. Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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